Alibaba ramps up delivery service in Shanghai amid lockdown

Alibaba Group Corporate Campus (Xixi, Hangzhou, China)

Alibaba has expanded its delivery services in Shanghai, China, in response to the government-imposed lockdown, the company said Friday.

The group has dispatched 3,000 employees to help distribute goods to residents in the city. Alibaba’s food delivery platform will dispatch 600 couriers from other cities to Shanghai, while logistics arm Cainiao will provide 500 delivery workers.

The move comes after the city was put in lockdown earlier this month amid rising COVID-19 cases in the city. Other cities, including Shenzhen, have also been put into lockdown as virus cases increase throughout the country.